The Newnan Times-Herald


Eleanor Anne LaGuardia

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Apr. 16, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Eleanor Anne Bago LaGuardia passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

She was born on January 28, 1931, in Roebling, New Jersey, the daughter of George and Mary Bago. Eleanor graduated from Bellevue Hospital Nursing School in New York City and worked as a registered nurse for many years. She retired from Newnan Hospital in 1989. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Dodge LaGuardia;, her daughter, Melanie Elkins; and her sisters, Catherine Nyikita, Vilma White, Lorraine Pustay, Mary Kern, and Elizabeth Cessaretti. 

Survivors include her sons, David (Jane) LaGuardia, Rick ( Cathy) LaGuardia; grandchildren, Chris Elkins, Joey Elkins, Will LaGuardia, Owen LaGuardia, Chelsea LaGuardia and Chloe LaGuardia; and five great-grandchildren. 

The family wishes to thank Eleanor’s personal caregivers, Susan Smith, Henrietta Abrams, Patsy Powell, Mary Tenney, Andrea McCrary, as well as the loving staff and caregivers at Wesley Woods. The family would also like to thank the employees of Homestead Hospice for their comfort and care. 

 At this time, there are no services planned for Eleanor. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation online at or ASPCA online at

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-253-4580